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Supporters of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro shout slogans during a campaign rally in Caracas, Venezuela May 4, 2018 © Carlos Garcia Rawlins / Reuters

The US will not retake Venezuela so easily*

By RT / William Whiteman** WHEN it comes to Venezuela, both sides of the US political spectrum appear to lack even a basic understanding of the country. In his 2018 State of the Union Address, US President Donald Trump referred to Venezuela as a “socialist dictatorship”while bragging about imposing crippling economic sanctions on the Latin American nation. Such false accusations aren’t limited to […]

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Isang pagninilay sa kilos ng Korte Suprema laban kay CJ Sereno*

Isang pagninilay sa kilos ng Korte Suprema laban kay CJ Sereno*

UNA sa lahat ay ibig kong linawin na hindi ko kilala si dating Chief Justice Maria Lourdes PA Sereno at hindi ako natuwa ng siya ay i-appoint ni dating Pangulong Benigno Simeon Aquino Jr. bilang punong mahistrado ng Korte Suprema dahil napaka-junior pa niya para sa nasabing posisyon. Hindi tulad ng ilan kong kapatid mula sa Confraternitas Justitiae na nakatrabaho […]

Tagumpay*

Tagumpay*

SA WAKAS ay nagtagumpay ang mga pagsisikap ng mga opisyal ng Pilipinas upang maprotektahan ang mga overseas Filipino worker sa Kuwait. Nakahinga nang maluwag ang mga mangggagawa ng lagdaan ng Pilipinas at Kuwait ang memorandum of agreement nitong nagdaang Biyernes na nagbibigay ng karagdagang proteksyon sa mga OFW. Dapat purihin si President Rodrigo Duterte, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
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Iran Deal Crisis Leaves Transatlantic Alliance in Tatters*

By Sputnik News / John Wight** THE prospect of German, French and British companies being hit with US sanctions in the wake of Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran Deal carries with it an element of poetic justice. (Read More: http://beyonddeadlines.com/2018/05/08/trump-withdraws-us-from-iran-nuclear-deal/) Over the past few years each of the aforementioned governments have been slavish in their support for sanctions against Russia, and therefore now that […]

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Why is China Risking a Major War with the US in the South China Sea?*

Why is China Risking a Major War with the US in the South China Sea?*

May 14, 2018 Why is China risking a major war, even a nuclear one, by deploying cruise missiles on South China Sea outposts? The US have warned that there will be consequences with this move by China. If the US launch a pre-emptive strike on these island outposts using its stealth bombers with JASSMs, China will surely retaliate against US […]

by Victor Corpus, M.P.A.· · 1 comment · Opinions
Hindi na dapat maulit*

Hindi na dapat maulit*

ANG kahihiyan na inabot natin sa Kuwait ay hindi na dapat maulit. Dapat na nating itigil ang pagluluwas ng lakas paggawa sa mundo. Humanap na tayo ng ibang paraan kung paano mapatatakbo ang ekonomiya ng bansa na hindi umaasa sa remittances ng mga Overseas Filipino Workers. Dapat nang seryosohin ng pamahalaan ang pagtatayo ng mga mabibigat at magagaan na industriya, […]

Protecting workers in Kuwait*

Protecting workers in Kuwait*

KUWAIT is a country with a diverse society. Of its 4.2 million people, 70 percent or 2.9 million are expatriates. Of these, 260,000 are Filipinos employed either as household help or skilled workers such as nurses, doctors, teachers, mechanics, chefs, and hotel and restaurant managers, to name a few. Obviously, for whatever nationality, it is a place of great opportunity […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Hindi nila mapalagpas ang pagkakataon?*

Hindi nila mapalagpas ang pagkakataon?*

MALAKAS ang bulong-bulungan na buo na ang pasya ng Korte Suprema na katigan ang quo warranto petition na isinampa kamakailan ni Solicitor General Jose Calida laban kay Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Kung magkakagayon, ay mangangahulugan na masisibak sa puwesto si Sereno sa pamamagitan lamang ng isang quo warranto petition, isang pamamaraan nang mabilis pagaalis sa puwesto nang isang nasa […]

Kinidnap?*

Kinidnap?*

MARAMI ang nagulat sa balita na inakusahan ng Kuwait ang mga opisyal ng ating embahada ng pangingidnap sa sarili nating mga kababayan na kanilang iniligtas umano sa nakitang emergency na kanilang kinasangkutan. Nilinaw ni Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano na wala raw krimen sa pagsasalba sa ilang problemadong Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) na nauwi sa pagpapatalsik […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
US Dim Mak Point 5: Vulnerability to Asymmetric Warfare*

US Dim Mak Point 5: Vulnerability to Asymmetric Warfare*

Due to popular demand, Beyond Deadlines is reposting every Monday the still relevant articles of retired Armed Forces of the Philippines intelligence chief Brig. General Victor Corpus that appeared in his BD’s column, Views from the East. January 4th, 2017 ASYMMETRIC warfare is a form of warfare used by the weak to defeat the strong. A classic example is found in […]

by Victor Corpus, M.P.A.· · 0 comments · Opinions
International Workers Day*

International Workers Day*

IT came as a surprise to most of our kababayans living here in the United States that May 1, International Workers Day, is not a communist legacy but an American one. Unfortunately, despite its American roots, there is no official observance of the IWD here in the states on the first of May. The U.S. observes Labor Day on a […]

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 Korean Conflict: What was the real cause?*

By Arturo Sampana This is an alternative view about the root cause of the Korean War – BD Admin ASIAN leaders were relieved over the recent historic move of North and South Korean leaders to end their conflict and talk peace. Immediately, Association of Southeast Asian Nations leaders congratulated the effort of the two Korean heads of state to talk […]

by Arturo Sampana· · 0 comments · Opinions
I know which country the US will invade next*

I know which country the US will invade next*

By RT / Lee Camp** BY the end of this column, it will be clear which country the United States will invade and topple next. Or failing that, it will be clear which country our military-intelligence-industrial complex will be aching to invade next. We all want to know why America does what it does. And I don’t mean why Americans do what we […]

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Kuwait ready to cooperate*

Kuwait ready to cooperate*

CERTAINLY, it is good to note that Kuwait is ready to cooperate with the Philippines in exploring all means to address labor issues, including that of the 800 Filipinos who are currently in shelter centers. Kuwait’s Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah said the emirate is keen on maintaining the safety and rights of all expatriates, including Filipinos, within the labor […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Trump Did NOT Convince Kim to Ditch His Nukes. China Did*

Trump Did NOT Convince Kim to Ditch His Nukes. China Did*

By UNZ Review / Mike Whitney** DONAD Trump thinks his “maximum pressure” campaign persuaded North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program. But it’s a bunch of baloney. The reason Kim Jong-un is planning to denuclearize is because China adamantly opposes nuclear weapons on the peninsula. That’s the whole deal in a nutshell. China, who is North Korea’s biggest trading […]

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Nakalilito, nakaliligalig*

Nakalilito, nakaliligalig*

NAKALILIGALIG na ang ginagawa ng gobyerno ng Kuwait sa mga Pilipino, pati na sa mga opisyal ng embahada na ang tanging hangarin ay matulungan ang mga kababayan natin na inaapi sa naturang lugar. Maituturing na hayagang pambabastos ang pag-isyu ng Kuwait ng arrest warrants sa tatlong diplomat na Pilipino habang nakapiit ang apat pang Pilipino na naglilingkod sa embahada. Bukod […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
America’s Dim Mak Point 4: Geography*

America’s Dim Mak Point 4: Geography*

Due to popular demand, Beyond Deadlines is reposting every Monday the still relevant articles of retired Armed Forces of the Philippines intelligence chief Brig. General Victor Corpus that appeared in his BD’s column, Views from the East. Dec. 28, 2016 GEOGRAPHY is one of the soft spots in the US anatomy. The most important region in the world in terms […]

by Victor Corpus, M.P.A.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Boracay’s woes begin*

Boracay’s woes begin*

THE woes of thousands of workers rendered jobless for six months while Boracay is on lockdown begin today. Hotel and restaurant employees, vendors, boatmen, tattoo artists and other people who make a living on the beach remain unaware if the government can or will provide new job opportunities for them during the shutdown. However, the people allowed to work on […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Planong casino, mga patakaran sa Boracay*

Planong casino, mga patakaran sa Boracay*

MUKHANG tuluyan nang hindi matutuloy ang planong pagtatayo ng higanteng casino sa Boracay. Tahimik na ipinagbunyi ng marami ang pahayag ng Department of Tourism (DOT) na umatras na ang Galaxy Entertainment Group na nakabase sa Macau sa pagtatayo ng casino na nagkakahalaga ng us$500 milyon sa 23 ektarya ng lupa sa Boracay. Pero itinanggi naman ng Leisure and Resorts World […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
America’s Dim Mak Point 3: Dollar Vulnerability*

America’s Dim Mak Point 3: Dollar Vulnerability*

Due to popular demand, Beyond Deadlines is reposting every Monday the still relevant articles of retired Armed Forces of the Philippines intelligence chief Brig. General Victor Corpus that appeared in his BD’s column, Views from the East. Dec. 21, 2016 ONE of the pillars propping up the United States’ superpower status and worldwide economic dominance is the dollar’s being accepted […]

by Victor Corpus, M.P.A.· · 0 comments · Opinions
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Russian Missile Tech has Made America’s Trillion Dollar Navy Obsolete*

By Russia Insider / Dmitri Orlov** Times have changed and America can no longer project its military power like it did in Iraq. Those days are over. For the past 500 years European nations—Portugal, the Netherlands, Spain, Britain, France and, briefly, Germany—were able to plunder much of the planet by projecting their naval power overseas. Since much of the world’s […]

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On Boracay casino: Let’s stop it*

On Boracay casino: Let’s stop it*

A LOT of people still suspect that the closure of Boracay beginning April 26 was to give way to the construction of a 23-hectare, USD500-million resort- casino on the island by the Macau-based Galaxy Entertainment Group. Since the news broke out, netizens were up in arms, knowing that Boracay is respected, admired and ranked Number 1 among the “Best Islands […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell holds up a vial that he described as one that could contain anthrax © Ray Stubblebine / Reuters

False flags are real – US has a long history of lying to start wars*

By RT / Danielle Ryan** Use of the term ‘false flag’ is often met with raised eyebrows and accusations of conspiracism. But false flags are a very real and very present feature of geopolitics — and denying that is simply denying reality. Last week, the United States, along with the United Kingdom and France, bombed Syrian government targets, ostensibly in […]

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Problemang Boracay*

Problemang Boracay*

NAKIKISIMPATYA tayo sa libu-libong nakatakdang mawalan ng trabaho kapag ipinasara ang Boracay sa loob ng anim na buwan simula sa Abril 26. Kabilang na rito ang mga empleyado ng hotel at restawran. Kasama rin ang mga masahista, bangkero, tindero at diving instructor na mga maralitang nagsisikap kumayod para sa kanilang pamilya. Hindi biru-biro ang bilang na 36,000 na biglang mawawalan […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 2 comments · Opinions
America’s Dim Mak Point 2: Vulnerability to Information Attack*

America’s Dim Mak Point 2: Vulnerability to Information Attack*

Due to popular demand, Beyond Deadlines is reposting every Monday the still relevant articles of retired Armed Forces of the Philippines intelligence chief Brig. General Victor Corpus that appeared in his BD’s column, Views from the East. Dec. 14, 2016 THE United States is the most advanced country in the world in the field of information technology (IT). Practically all […]

by Victor Corpus, M.P.A.· · 0 comments · Opinions